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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented work force to support our common purposed of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRRECT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the word.

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations supports and promotes the mission, purpose, and priorities of the University of Miami through fundraising and engagement by building and nurturing strategic philanthropic relationships to improve and transform the lives of individuals and communities. We are committed to values central to the Division- Service, Gratitude, Trust, and Partnership- which guide our strategic thinking, decision-making, and day-to-day interaction with each other and our stakeholders.

General Overview:

The Executive Director of Planned Giving is responsible for the design and execution of an annual plan to capture philanthropic support through planned gifts from alumni and non-alumni individuals to meet primarily the endowment and capital needs of the University. The Executive Director is responsible for managing a pool of prospects, and supervising the staff of planned giving professionals and will work closely with major gifts school-based officers, deans and faculty members throughout the University, including the Medical School.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Develop a comprehensive plan which outlines measurable objectives and outlines courses of action for all significant activity during the year.
• Supervise the planned giving staff. Coordinate all activities and communication between the Office of the General Counsel, Treasurer’s Office, and the Controller’s Office that pertain to planned giving.
• Identify and research prospective donors and funding sources and develop cultivation and solicitation strategies. This includes drafting technical proposals for planned gift solicitations and developing and executing gift documents.
• Coordinate and personally participate in one-on-one cultivation visits and gift solicitations.
• Manage the marketing of the planned giving program through direct mail, recognition societies, on-line web presence, e-newsletters, e-blasts, print materials, social media and planned giving “ads” and stories for various University publications and other information distribution points.
• Determine fundable projects and package them appropriately for consideration by prospective donors.
• Maintain a regular schedule of visitation, including outside of Miami, to individuals capable of making significant planned gifts.
• Ensure past donors are properly stewarded, and re-solicited when appropriate.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree.
• Minimum of ten years of demonstrated successful, relevant experience in planned giving, wealth management, fund raising, or law. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered.
• Candidate must have an excellent command of the English language; outstanding oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills; they must be organized, creative, energetic, assertive and detailed oriented.
• Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, and demonstrated working knowledge of the philanthropic aspects of tax law is required.



Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers
Position #: P00004631

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html

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Job No: 65662253
Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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